A new Super Bowl Champion was crowned on Feb. 3 when the Baltimore Ravens of the east coast played the San Francisco 49ers from the west coast.
The week before, ArtsQuest sponsored Souper Bowl IV on the former Bethlehem Steel property in south Bethlehem. Restaurant and pub chefs from across the Lehigh Valley showcased their soup creations with the ultimate goal of being named "Souper Bowl Champs."
More than 450 soup tasting attendees sampled 35 different soups presented by 20 Lehigh Valley restaurants.
Approximately 150 businesses based in the township failed to file their local service tax.
Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. announced Monday to the board of commissioners that the Deputy Mayor Jack Meyers and Berkheimer Tax Collectors conducted an investigation into the matter. They determined 150 businesses failed to report and remit quarterly payments for the tax collected from their employees.
· A fire alarm at 3070 Birch Circle West, found to be the result of a power failure, brought out Stations 35, 38 and 39, 2:04 p.m.
· Stations 36, 38 and 39 responded to a fire alarm at 3361 St. John's Drive, found to be the result of a power failure, 2:08 p.m.
· A fire alarm at 3081 N. Birch St., found to be the result of a power outage, brought out Stations 36, 37 and 38, 2:17 p.m.
· A reported fire alarm at 4116 Spring Mill Road, found to be a cooking accident, brought out Stations 36, 39 and 40, 2:29 p.m.
The cherub, often seen as a symbol for love, may have had his prayers answered for snowfall Feb. 9. Although the area didn't get as much as initially predicted, it still made for some pretty scenery, especially with sunny skies on Sunday. The cherub statue is located in Fullerton's Laurel Cemetery.
Coplay Councilman Bill Leiner Jr., right, shakes the hand of Frank Reichl, who recently announced his candidacy for Coplay mayor. A Democrat, he will face incumbent Mayor Joseph Bundra in the May primary. A full story will appear in a future edition of The Press.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. It is open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Criminal charges are Coplay's best hope of recouping money allegedly stolen by Municipal Energy Managers Inc.
At a news conference Jan. 31, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin announced two men involved with M.E.M. have been charged with theft, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and conspiracy for taking $160,182 from the Borough of Coplay.
According to a contract signed in April 2009, MEM was to purchase streetlights from PPL on the borough's behalf, according to a press release from Martin's office.
Her T-shirt doesn't lie.
When Sue Sacks of Coplay opened a Christmas gift from her husband Mike, she laughed when she saw the two adorable squirrels above the words, "Squirrel Whisperer."
But in her heart she knew the shirt spoke the truth.
She attracts squirrels the way a big bowl of nuts would draw them.
"I am nutty," she jokes, adding that her home displays an unusual greeting to visitors: "Welcome to the nut house."